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Lessons from fireside chats

March 12, 2015 Eighty-two years ago today — March 12, 1933 — newly inaugurated President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave the first of his famous “fireside chats” to the American public. more »»

An American success story

March 11, 2015 Apple is certainly among the most amazing corporate stories in U.S. history. The company was an innovator from the start. more »»

Amazing reign for Francis I

March 10, 2015 Two years ago this week, the Catholic Church appeared to be in disarray. For the first time in 600 years, a pope had resigned. more »»

Pass House Bill 1075

March 8, 2015 On Tuesday, the full state House of Representatives will vote on House Bill 1075 — a bill that would allow Hawaii Health Systems Corp. more »»

An opportunity comes along

March 6, 2015 “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” — Thomas Alva Edison It has long been a tenet of our society that hard work is the key to success. more »»

Still phishing for information

March 5, 2015 The email was right there in the regular in-box on the computer. The program had not flagged it as spam. It was innocuous looking. more »»

A heroic anniversary

March 4, 2015 Eighty-two years ago – March 4, 1933 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as America’s 32nd president. The Great Depression was devastating the country. Millions were out of work. more »»

March is Red Cross month

March 3, 2015 Whenever one reads a newspaper or watches a news story about devastating events, the only constant seems to be the response by the American Red Cross and its volunteers. more »»

Visitors arrive, spur economy

March 1, 2015 Maui’s visitor industry remains a marvel and the backbone of our economy. According to reports from the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, our island kicked off 2015 showing a 6. more »»

A dangerous political game

February 27, 2015 Whether one agrees or disagrees with President Obama’s unilateral executive action on immigration, the Republican threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security in retaliation is lunacy. more »»

Moratorium a good idea

February 26, 2015 We are longtime supporters of the efforts to simplify the process for short-term vacation rentals to obtain permit. more »»

Productivity and pay

February 25, 2015 An interesting column in The Wall Street Journal addressed the decoupling of compensation from productivity that is shrinking the American middle class. more »»

Still behind closed doors

February 24, 2015 The inner workings of county government are somewhat confusing. more »»

Great sense of ‘well-being’

February 22, 2015 Results of the Gallup–Healthways “Well-Being Index” were released last week and for the seventh straight year Hawaii was one of the top 10 states. In fact, we were No. more »»

Tragic loss for Maui County

February 20, 2015 By all accounts, Mele Carroll was a dedicated public servant, loyal friend and devoted mother and wife. more »»

Numbers still are troubling

February 19, 2015 A few years ago we wrote about a website that purports to show teachers how states they reside in rank in “comfort level” — how comfortably a teacher can live on his or her salary. more »»

Don’t drive, use cellphone

February 18, 2015 It’s more than a little bit disturbing that scores of people think it is perfectly OK to text, send emails or just talk on a cellphone while driving. more »»

MEO to mark 50 years

February 17, 2015 Next month, Maui Economic Opportunity will mark a huge anniversary — 50 years of helping the citizens of our county. more »»

Presidents Day 2015

February 15, 2015 Monday is Presidents Day. The Presidents Day holiday has taken on a peculiar kind of piquancy, particularly if your taste runs to passionate politics. Presidents Day came about because two U.S. more »»

A Valentine’s Day thought

February 13, 2015 For those of us who were born married, Valentine’s Day is sort of the acid test of the relationship. “Please, don’t get me anything. I don’t need anything. We can’t afford anything this year. more »»



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